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Diagnosis of Blood Cancer
Dr. Sudarsan De
19 Sep 2018
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Diagnosis of Blood Cancer is carried out with Peripheral Blood Smear, Complete Blood Count, Bone Marrow Aspiration and Blood Coagulation Tests along with Polymerase Chain Reaction, CT Scan, MRI Scan.

Leukemia cancer or Blood Cancer can be hereditary also. If you are in higher risk category, then you should get timely diagnosis to identify any trace of leukemia in your body. Earlier screening ensures excellent survival rate. The diagnosis of Leukemia Cancer can be done with the help of blood tests like Peripheral blood smear and complete blood count, blood coagulation tests, bone marrow aspiration followed by biopsy procedure, histochemistry, immunohistochemistry procedures.

Some other chromosome testing procedures include Cytogenetics, In situ hybridization, Polymerase Chain Reaction, Lumbar Puncture and Lymph node biopsy procedure. The imaging tests utilized for diagnosis of cancer includes CT scan, MRI scan as well as Gallium scan and Bone scan in some of the cases.


Dr. Sudarsan De

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Radiation Oncologist
Dr. Sudarsan De is a Radiation Oncologist & Cancer Specialist at Jaypee Hospital in Sector 128, Noida. As a Radiation Oncologist, his area of expertise includes Radiotherapy of Brain, Head and Neck Cancer, Genitourinary Cancer, Radiation Oncology, IMRT, 4D Gated RT, 3DCRT, Brachytherapy and Hypo Fractionation. Dr. Sudarsan De has completed his education mainly from Kolkata. He did his MBBS from NRSIRCAR Medical College, Kolkata in 1979 and MD (Radiotherapy) from AIIMS, Delhi in 1984. Dr. Sudarsan De has also been the member of Association of Radiation Oncologist of India, Indian Society of Oncology, European Society of Gynae Oncology, European Society of Therapeutic Radiation Oncology and American Society of Therapeutic Radiation Oncology.
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